History 8-1, Assignment Six, The Build to War




Assignment Six
The Build Up to War

Deadline, 10/14, 80 points

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How did the actions of Britain and the colonies build up to war?

How were their views of justice and taxation fundamentally different?

Washington crossing the Delaward



During the colonial period, Americans began to develop views of their lives and their place in the world. They expressed their views in a variety of ways. For this lesson we are going to look at some of what they told us about their world.


Students will identify and explain the conditions of, and actions related to, the colonists in the years immediately following the French and Indian War.

Essential questions

How were the colonists in America developing changing world views?

How did Britain's taxation policies cause feelings of revolutionary sentiment to grow?

Special instructions

See the handout.



Printed files

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Online files

Chapter Eight

Note - The video we viewed in class about the Boston Massacre is not available on the web.